Looking for an app to make your commute more efficient?
These apps can help you avoid congested roads to make your trip faster and safer and decrease your chances of getting in an accident.
Best Driving and Traffic Apps
These are the most popular driving apps on the market right now that can help you have a faster, safer commute.
Use this navigation tool to plan your route, whether you are using your car, bike, public transportation, a taxi, or simply walking. People enjoy its accuracy and ease of use. It has intuitive programming to help you find the best way.
As a nice bonus, you can also use this app to book restaurant reservations, check reviews, or order food from your phone.
This free app for both iOS and Android users gives you information about traffic patterns and open parking spots – incredibly useful for busy urban areas. It has sophisticated programming that streamlines your route and even predicts future traffic issues. You can look for the best time to drive as well as the optimum route to take.
This social app lets drivers create and use maps, and offer live traffic updates and navigation for efficient commuting. It records your data while you drive and shares it with others to improve everyone’s driving experience. It rewards you with points when you report instances that can affect driving, like weather conditions and road hazards. It’s ideal for heavily trafficked areas with lots of user input.
Find detailed directions, routes, and guidance for city living in this app.
Like arriving on time? This app provides an estimated time of arrival as you navigate through traffic jams.
Scout GPS Navigation & Meet Up
You can use this app to share your location with friends and view their locations to make meeting up easier.
Get live traffic reports on this free app for iOS and Android users. It also gives you real time road speeds and lets you customize many different alerts for a safer driving experience.
This app offers a 30-day trial period for new users who want custom services and adaptive maps.
This easy-to-use app gives you different options for driving, walking, public transportation, or ride sharing. It is accurate and features a clear display while you are in motion.
This app is popular overseas and gaining ground in the U.S. It operates like your car’s navigation system and can make projections through your car’s head-up display.
Avoid a Car Accident in Florida
Besides using these apps for a safer route, make sure you follow these guidelines to reduce your accident chances.
Distracted driving is causing more accidents every day. If you are relying on your phone for navigation, make sure it’s in a readily visible spot so you don’t need to take your eyes off the road.
Obey speed limits
Many driving apps show the speed limit, so you’ll always know how fast to travel wherever you drive. The higher the speed in an accident, the greater the damage.
Aggressive driving and tailgating cause many accidents every day. Slow down and give other drivers a wide berth.
Technology has been getting a bad rap for causing lots of accidents, but it’s not all bad. By harnessing the power of technology for safety, you can make it less likely to get hurt on your commute.
About the Author:
John K. Lawlor, a South Florida personal injury attorney who focuses his practice on complex personal injury, wrongful death, and professional malpractice, founded the law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey in 1998. Since 1995, Mr. Lawlor’s trial advocacy and litigation skills, as well as his wide-ranging legal expertise, have provided plaintiffs and their families with a distinct advantage when seeking financial compensation and justice for injuries caused by the negligence of others. Mr. Lawlor is an EAGLE member of the Florida Bar Association and an active member of the American Association for Justice, the Broward County Justice Association, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and several professional associations.